Jeffrey B. Coopersmith

Jeffrey B. Coopersmith

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Operation Chokepoint and the Brave New World of Criminal Liability - November 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice and banking regulators have stepped up the pace of criminal, civil and administrative actions against banks, payment processors, money transmitters, and other financial institutions, for...more

11/20/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank Secrecy Act Banks Criminal Prosecution DOJ Financial Institutions Money Transmitter Reporting Requirements Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation

Department of Justice Files First False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Physician-Owned Distributorship

On Sept. 8, 2014, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a 98-page civil complaint alleging that investment returns, paid to a Michigan spinal surgeon and other physicians by a spinal implant company partially...more

9/26/2014 - Anti-Kickback Statute DOJ Enforcement Actions False Claims Act HHS Hospitals Medical Devices Medicare Physician-Owned Distributors Physicians Qui Tam

Supreme Court to Revisit the Plaintiff-Friendly “Fraud-on-the-Market” Presumption in Securities Fraud Class Actions

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide a case this term that could significantly affect the viability of securities fraud class actions against public companies. The case, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., will...more

12/4/2013 - Class Action Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Influential Appeals Court Rejects Attempt by Former In-House Counsel to Use Privileged Information Against Company in...

The pool of potential qui tam relators may have just shrunk a little, based on a recent decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that has put the ability of in-house lawyers to become qui tam relators into serious...more

11/20/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidential Information Corporate Counsel Legal Ethics Qui Tam Whistleblowers

Chinese Probe Into GSK—Media Reports and Legal Analysis

An unknown number of employees of GlaxoSmithKline (China) Investment Co. Ltd., the local subsidiary of the British multinational corporation GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), were detained on allegations of data fraud and bribery...more

7/30/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery China GlaxoSmithKline SFO

When Food Production Leads to Prosecution

Over the last few weeks, two big stories have made headlines in the food industry. Beginning in early February, news media across Europe began reporting that food products tested in several European countries contained...more

3/7/2013 - Certificates of Analysis DOJ EU FDCA Food Contamination Food Manufacturers Horse Meat Salmonella

False Claims Act Case Limits Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel

Health care organizations should take careful note of a recent decision from a Florida federal district court that sharply limited the defendant hospital’s ability to shield what it considered to be attorney-client...more

11/30/2012 - Attorney-Client Privilege False Claims Act

U.S. FCPA Guidance Released by DOJ and SEC

On Nov. 14, 2012, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission released a joint 130-page Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). This long-anticipated guidance lays out the...more

11/15/2012 - Compliance DOJ FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC

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